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2019

Playbill: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Hamilton collaborate to grant $100,00 toward California wildfire relief – November 7, 2019

KSRO: Listeners make Sheriff Mark Essick a #SheriffEpic T-Shirt – November 7, 2019

KSRO: Metallica donate to Sonoma County Kincade Fire relief effort – November 5, 2019

Billboard: Metallica pledge $200,000 to aid wildfire relief efforts in California – November 5, 2019

Yahoo.com: How Bay Area locals can help Kincade fire victims – November 4, 2019

Press Democrat: Massive Santa Rosa food giveaway underscores community need after evacuations, blackouts – November 1, 2019

Cision: United Airlines supports local relief efforts for communities impacted by California wildfires – November 1, 2019

Bustle: 4 California wildfire relief funds to support right now – October 31, 2019

Sonoma Index Tribune: Where in Sonoma to get help or make donations to Kincade fire survivors – October 31, 2019

KSRO: Interview with Pat Kerrigan on the Morning Show with Caitlin Childs, CFSC Communications Director – October 30, 2019

Petaluma Argus Courier: Helping out: donations, volunteers still needed for fire relief efforts – October 30, 2019

Press Democrat: Smith: How many in Sonoma County are helping others get through the Kincade fire – October 30, 2019

SFgate: How to help Kincade Fire evacuees: volunteer and donate – October 30, 2019

KSRO: Interview with Steve Garner on The Drive and Caitlin Childs, CFSC Communications Director – October 29, 2019

Refinery29: How to help the victims of the latest wildfires in California – October 29, 2019

News Channel 5 (Nashville): Here’s how you can help California’s wildfire victims – October 29, 2019

Relevant Magazine: How you can help the victims of the California wildfires – October 29, 2019

AdWeek: Facebook assists relief and recovery efforts for California wildfires – October 29, 2019

Curbed SF: How to help people affected by the Kincade Fire – October 28, 2019

Earth911: The Kincade & Getty fires: how to help when climate change strikes – October 28, 2019

KQED: How you can help Kincade fire relief efforts – October 28, 2019

Sonoma Index Tribune: Coming winds hold Sonoma Valley in limbo – October 28, 2019

Imperial Valley News: Governor Newsom highlights California community and business leaders partnering to support residents impacted by wildfires and power shutoffs – October 28, 2019

Sonoma Index Tribune: 2019 Sonoma Valley Fund Star Award Event set for October 6 – September 16, 2019

Community Voice: Winners of “Discovered: Emerging Artists of Sonoma County” – September 6, 2019

ABC 7 News: “Neighborfest” program brings Santa Rosa community together for fire preparedness – August 27, 2019

Press Democrat: Ted Eliot, Sonoma County conservationist and retired diplomat, dies at 91 – August 9, 2019

Kenwood Press: Workshop refines vision for SDC future – July 1, 2019

Press Democrat: Novato resident leads launch of Sonoma County Resilience Fund – June 28, 2019

Sonoma Valley Sun: Land Trust gets $700k grant to protect open space at Sonoma Developmental Center – June 26, 2019

KSRO Radio: Interview with Karin Demarest & John McCaull – June 26, 2019

Sonoma Index Tribune: SDC wildlands to benefit from Todd bequest – June 24, 2019

Press Democrat: Sonoma County officials interviewed in new Leonardo DiCaprio film, ‘Ice on Fire’ – June 7, 2019

San Francisco Chronicle: Beyond the barriers: three ways to make secondary units a priority – April 19, 2019

Sonoma Index Tribune: Six Sonoma Valley nonprofits finish unique cohort program – April 1, 2019

KSRO Interview: The Community Foundation’s continuing effort to help fire survivors this year – February 13, 2019

Press Democrat: Sonoma County economy soaring, economist says, but risk of downturn rising – February 1, 2019

2018

Northern California Grantmakers Blog: North Bay fires: five lessons learned – September 13, 2018

Press Democrat: ROC Sonoma County seeks to sustain aid for most vulnerable fire survivors – September 9, 2018

KSRO Interview: Sonoma County Resilience Fund announces million dollars in grants to focus on mental health recovery – September 7, 2018

Press Democrat: ‘Thicker Than Smoke’ benefit raises $190,000 for fire first responders – August 9, 2018

The North Bay Business Journal: Rubble from massive Sonoma County wildfires is prepped for road, home construction – August 7

KQED: “Art of Ashes” pulls beauty and sympathy out of a post-apocalyptic landscape – August 4, 2018

The Windsor Times: Foundation announces $470,000 in grants to nonprofits supporting those impacted by fires – July 11, 2018

KSRO Interview: CFSC CEO talks Resilience Fund Grants – July 9, 2018

The North Bay Business Journal: Sonoma County Foundation Gives $500,000 more for Wildfire-Recovery Help with Insurance, Law July 5, 2018

KSRO Interview: CFSC CEO talked Steph Curry, Resilience Fund – June 25, 2018

Warriors World: The Curry Family Defeats the Paul Family in Celebrity Family Feud – June 26, 2018

NBC Bay Area: Ayesha Curry is MVP on Family Feud; $25K Donated For Sonoma County Wildfire Relief – June 25, 2018

The Press Democrat: Stephen and Ayesha Curry donate $25,000 in ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ winnings to Sonoma County fire recovery fund – June 25, 2018

The Sonoma Index-Tribune: Sonoma’s Hanna Institute awarded $650k grant – June 25, 2018

The Press Democrat: Stephen Curry will raise money for Sonoma County Resilience Fund on ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ – June 23, 2018

The Mercury News: Steph Curry vs. Chris Paul on ‘Family Feud’? Oh, it’s on! – June 22, 2018

Wine Spectator – Unfiltered: Emeril Lagasse and Friends Throw Epic ‘Party at Dan [Kosta]’s House’ to Thank Wildfire Charity Donors – June 21, 2018

Latest episode of ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ is set to feature Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Laurie Hernandez and Shawn Johnson – June 13, 2018

The Press Democrat: Emeril Lagasse pays it forward for North Bay fire victims – June 13, 2018

Houston Chronicle: How do you know where your donations go during disasters? – June 11, 2018

The Windsor Times: Foundation announces $470,000 in grants to nonprofits supporting those impacted by fires – June 11, 2018

Warriors World: The Curry Family Defeats the Paul Family in Celebrity Family Feud – June 2, 2018

Cloverdale Reveille: Los Cien hires first executive director – June 1, 2018

The Sonoma Index-Tribune: Rebuilding Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley grapples with slow recovery, big housing gap – May 27, 2018

North Bay Business Journal: Creative Sonoma gives $88,000 to art programs for the disadvantaged – May 17, 2018

Sonoma Valley Sun: How the October wildfires are impacting our nonprofits – May 10, 2018

Manchester Inklink: Expanding Your Palette: Premium Wine & Cocktail Tasting Event May 17 at the Currier – May 8, 2018

The Sonoma Index-Tribune: Sonoma celebrates its volunteers – April 30, 2018

The Press Democrat: North Bay nonprofit needs shift from dollars to volunteers – April 27, 2018

The Press Democrat: Symposium at Sonoma State focuses on ‘Living with Fire’ amid climate change – April 27, 2018

North Bay Business Journal: Noe of Sonoma Human Services wins Forty Under 40 award – April 20, 2018

The Rafu Shimpo: MATSURI! JAPANESE ARTS FESTIVAL IN SANTA ROSA – April 17, 2018

ABC 7 News: How you can help with North Bay Fire Relief – April 10, 2018

Napa Valley Register: October wildfires impacted nonprofit groups in Napa and Sonoma – April 10, 2018

North Bay Business Journal: North Bay Community Philanthropy Awards event in Santa Rosa – April 2, 2018

San Jose Sharks: Sampling with the Sharks presented by Alaska Airlines has Big Night – March 27, 2018

The Sonoma Index-Tribune: Community Foundation Sonoma County – March 27, 2018

The Sonoma Index-Tribune: Sonoma Valley Fund presents 2017 volunteer awards – March 26, 2018

North Bay Business Journal: 64 North Bay Forty Under 40 ‘Ones to Watch’ – March 20, 2018

The Healdsburg Tribune:  Healdsburg Forever celebrates $160,000 in grants, honors Hafner – March 19, 2018

The Sonoma Index-Tribune: Sonoma County Vintners Foundation opens grant program – March 5, 2018

The Sonoma Index-Tribune: Sonoma Valley Fund grant will speed reopening of Sugarloaf trails – March 5, 2018

The Press Democrat: Country music fans step up to help Sonoma County wildfire victims – March 3, 2018

North Bay Business Journal: Meet a champion for recovery of North Bay homes, jobs, community after the fires – February 26, 2018

North Bay Business Journal: 27 Sonoma, Marin community philanthropy standouts to be recognized – February 25, 2018

Wine Spectator: Hockey Stars Cheer on Somm; Amar’e Stoudemire’s New Kosher Cab – February 22, 2018

The Press Democrat: North Bay Fire Relief Fund wraps up after giving out $32 million – February 16, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Naomi Fuchs champions health care during Wine Country fires, beyond – February 13, 2018

Sonoma West Times & News: County’s fire-tinged economy still looking stable – Feburary 7, 2018

The Sonoma Index-Tribune: Impact100 Sonoma membership exceeds 300 – February 5, 2018

North Bay Business Journal: Sonoma County economic forum calls for working together on wildfire recovery – February 2, 2018

La Prensa Sonoma: Fondo de ayuda contra incendios en el Norte de la Bahía termina con entrega de 32 mdd – February 2018

The Sonoma Index-Tribune: Strictly Business: News from around the Valley, Feb. 2 – February 1, 2018

The Press Democrat: After the fires, Sonoma County nonprofits see greater needs, fewer dollars – January 30, 2018

The Press Democrat: People on the move at Summit State Bank, Exchange Bank and more … – January 28, 2018

The Press Democrat: 100 largest nonprofits in Sonoma County – January 26, 2018

The Press Democrat: Sonoma County Resilience Fund looking at help for the long haul – January 25, 2018

La Prensa Sonoma: Adónde van los millones de dólares recaudados para víctimas de incendios en Norte de California – January 2018

l’express: Les grands crus bordelais font un geste pour les viticulteurs californiens – January 17, 2018

The Press Democrat: Gaw Van Male adds Napa wine law partner; other North Bay professionals news – January 12, 2018

The Press Democrat: First responders honored by Sonoma County for service during October wildfires – January 9, 2018

North Bay Business Journal: Wine industry steps up with Northern California wildfire fundraiser; other North Bay business news – January 8, 2018

2017

Napa Valley Register: 2017: The year in music – December 27, 2017

Paste: Paso Robles Wine Country Donates Fire Relief Funds to North Coast Charities – December 20, 2017

Business Wire: The Intero Foundation Awards $505,000 to Local Organizations in 2017 – December 14, 2017

The Sonoma Index-Tribune: Pop star Olivia O’Brien in concert in Sonoma on Dec. 11 – December 7, 2017

KRCB: At ‘Resilience Convening’ Rebuild Northbay Describes Its Mission – December 5, 2017

Boston Globe: New Hampshire liquor stores are holding a raffle fundraiser for California wildfire victims – December 3, 2017

The Tribune (San Luis Obispo): Santa Margarita wine feast to benefit Northern California fire relief – November 30, 2017

KRCB: Funders and Nonprofits Get Together to Talk About Helping After the North Bay Fires – November 29, 2017

Houston Public Media: #GivingTuesday: You Want To Give But You’re Not Sure Whom To Trust. Here Is Some Guidance – November 28, 2017

Huffington Post: How To Help People You Read About In The News Every Day On ‘Giving Tuesday’ – November 28, 2017

Kron4: VIDEO: How will the North Bay Firestorm relief funds be distributed? – November 28, 2017

San Francisco Classical Voice: S.F. Symphony Benefit Concert Raises Money for Santa Rosa Fire Relief – November 28, 2017

The Press Democrat: Counting Crows concert raises $238,000 for North Bay fire relief – November 28, 2017

The Press Democrat: Red Hot Chili Peppers headline Band Together 2 Bay Area for North Bay fire relief – November 28, 2017

The Press Democrat: People on the move at Hospice by the Bay, AgCredit and more … – November 26, 2017

The Press Democrat: Aid leaders attempt to clarify picture on donations going to North Bay fire victims – November 25, 2017

North Bay Business Journal: CEO of Santa Rosa’s Canine Companions resigns; other North Bay business news – November 20, 2017

KOBI-TV NBC5/KOTI-TV NBC2: Local wineries hold fundraiser for California Wine Country fire relief – November 17, 2017

Cision PR Newswire: Exciting New Reasons The 2018 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Is A Must Attend For Wine Trade – November 15, 2017

Kron4: VIDEO: Santa Rosa winery contributes to firestorm relief effort – November 14, 2017

Wine Spectator: California Fires: Upcoming Charity Benefits and Happenings – November 14, 2017

The Press Democrat: Band Together fire relief effort raises $17 million for wildfire victims – November 11, 2017

Live for Live Music: Dead & Company Reunite For ‘Band Together Bay Area’ [Pro-Shot Video] – November 10, 2017

Napa Valley Register: The blessings of Napa’s Atlas Peak fire – November 9, 2017

NBC 5 Chicago: G-Eazy, Metallica Rock Benefit Concert for Calif. Wildfire Relief – November 9, 2017

NBC Bay Area: Metallica, Dave Matthews and G-Eazy ‘Band Together’ to Raise $15M for North Bay Wildfire Relief – November 9, 2017

North Bay Business Journal: Updates on Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino fire recovery – November 9, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: G-Eazy takes stand against Trump during Band Together Bay Area – November 9, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Wine Country fires benefit events, cancellations and more – November 9, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Arts organizations reopening after Wine Country fires – November 8, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: G-Eazy to host late-night benefit concert in SF for North Bay fire relief – November 8, 2017

The Press Democrat: Santa Rosa Symphony plans free concert, seeks Sonoma County fire relief donations – November 8, 2017

Communities Digital News: Wine Country Strong Concert honors Napa and Sonoma Wildfires first responders – November 7, 2017

UC Berkeley News: Disaster and displacement in the Bay Area – November 7, 2017

Kron4: Boisset Collection and Festival Napa Valley Support Wine Country’s First Responders – November 6, 2017

Napa Valley Register: Musicians honor firefighters, first responders at Wine Country Strong concert – November 5, 2017

Communities Digital News: Preview Napa Valley Film Festival: How to experience the best of the fest – November 3, 2017

KRCB: Want to Help Your Neighbors After the Fires? Here’s How (a partial list) – November 3, 2017

KTVU Fox 2: Counting Crows, Michael Franti, Train headline benefit concerts for North Bay fire victims – November 2, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: BottleRock Presents to host trio of benefit concerts – November 1, 2017

The Press Democrat: Counting Crows, Michael Franti, Train headline BottleRock benefit concerts for North Bay fire victims – November 1, 2017

The Press Democrat: Support local fire victims at these three North Bay music events – November 1, 2017

The Sacramento Bee: Want to help wine country fire victims? These big names will be rocking benefit concerts – November 1, 2017

North Bay Business Journal: Elizabeth Brown of Santa Rosa’s Community Foundation Sonoma wins Nonprofit Leadership Award – October 31, 2017

North Bay Business Journal: Melissa Kelley of Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation wins Nonprofit Leadership Award – October 30, 2017

The Press Democrat: Smith: Junk artist Patrick Amiot creates a sculpture to honor firefighters – October 30, 2017

Cision PR Newswire: Young’s Market Company Supports Napa and Sonoma Disaster Relief – October 27, 2017

The Press Democrat: Community news from Sonoma County towns – October 27, 2017

Brooklyn Vegan:  Metallica, Dead & Co, Rancid and more playing Bay Area fire relief concert – October 26, 2017

Cision PR Newswire:  Rodney Strong Vineyards Announces $100,000 Donation To Aid In Fire Recovery – October 26, 2017

The Press Democrat: More names added to Bay Area’s ‘Band Together’ benefit concert for North Bay fire relief – October 26, 2017

Jambase: ‘Band Together Bay Area’ Benefit Concert Organizers Announce Initial Lineup – October 25, 2017

Wine Enthusiast: How to Help Victims of the Fires in Northern California – October 25, 2017

Chico Enterprise-Record: Local donations head to Napa, Sonoma counties – October 24, 2017

The Press Democrat: Easy ways to help victims of the Sonoma County fires – October 24, 2017

North Bay Business Journal: Lisa Carreño of 10,000 Degrees Sonoma County wins Latino Business Leadership Award – October 23, 2017

The Tribune (San Luis Obispo): They planned to visit Napa — but fires have wine tourists heading to Paso instead – October 22, 2017

Sonoma County Gazette: Sonoma County Fire Fundraisers and Benefits, Sonoma-Strong – October 21, 2017

The Sacramento Bee: Where Northern California fire victims can find resources – and how you can support them – October 20, 2017

The Press Democrat: Arts community rallies to raise relief funds for Sonoma County fire victims – October 19, 2017

Cision PR Newswire: Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation Expand Fundraiser for California Wildfire Relief – October 18, 2017

Modern Restaurant Management: Catering with a Side of Data and Wine Country Relief Fund – October 18, 2017

SF Eater: How to Help Support North Bay Fire Victims – October 18, 2017

Business Wire: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Starts Fundraising Campaign for Wine Country Fire Relief – October 17, 2017

Grub Street: How to Help Victims of California’s Devastating Wildfires – October 17, 2017

People: How to Help the Victims of California’s Devastating Wildfires – October 17, 2017

Petergreenberg.com: How You Can Help Destinations Affected by Natural Disasters & Shootings – October 17, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Oct. 14: Benefits, cancellations and events postponed due to Wine Country fires – October 14, 2017

Cision PR Newswire: Union Bank to Donate Funds for Northern California Fire Relief Efforts – October 13, 2017

Napa Valley Register: Businesses announce fire relief fundraisers, donations, offers – October 13, 2017

Napa Valley Patch: California Wildfires: Here’s How You Can Donate To The Victims – October 12, 2017

Petaluma Argus-Courier (The Press Democrat): North Bay Fire Relief Fund established to assist victims – October 12, 2017

The San Diego Union-Tribune: How to help victims of the wildfires in Northern California – October 12, 2017

The Sonoma Index-Tribune: Recovery plans for Sonoma and beyond already underway – October 12, 2017

The Tribune (San Luis Obispo): SLO County wineries pitch in to help Northern California fire victims – October 11, 2017

Wine Spectator: California Fires: How You Can Help – October 11, 2017

The Mercury News: Update: Film festival to raise money for Sonoma fire relief and recovery – October 10, 2017

North Bay Business Journal: Nonprofit Leadership Award Winners Announced – October 6, 2017

The Press Democrat: Sonoma County asking cities to fund deportation defense – September 25, 2017

The Press Democrat: LeBaron: Charity has long history in Sonoma County – September 24, 2017

The Press Democrat: Immigration defense fund a tough sell in ‘Indivisible’ Santa Rosa – August 26, 2017

The Press Democrat: Smith: Former Analy High soccer star prepares for surgery that will stop her heart cold – August 21, 2017

The Press Democrat: Sonoma County seeks to build $2 million legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation – May 23, 2017

North Bay Business Journal: Exchange Bank names Connie Codding the 2017 Doyle Award winner – April 11, 2017

The Press Democrat: Sonoma County Vintners Foundation gets new leader – February 28, 2017

North Bay Business Journal: See the 23 North Bay philanthropy awards-winners of 2017 – February 21, 2017

The Press Democrat: Community Foundation Sonoma County connects donors, local charities – January 28, 2017

The Press Democrat: Alexander Valley’s English as a Second Language classes empower immigrants – January 26, 2017

The Press Democrat: Sonoma County’s largest non-profits – January 26, 2017

Petaluma Argus-Courier: Eclectic local artists come out from under the woodwork – January 25, 2017

The Press Democrat: ‘Discovered’ exhibit showcases five emerging local artists – January 19, 2017

2016

North Bay Business Journal: Christopher Paige of California Human Development wins Nonprofit Leadership Award – October 24, 2016

Rohnert Park Patch: San Francisco 504 Sit-In: History Of Disabilities Activism Shared In Exhibit At Santa Rosa Junior College – October 12, 2016

The Press Democrat: For Sonoma County Latinos, themes of change and challenges at Los Cien forum – September 29, 2016

The Press Democrat: Sonoma County teens head to Kenya for study, service project  – July 4, 2016

Cision PR Newswire: Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation Offers Progress Report And Announces New Board Members – June 27, 2016

Cision PR Newswire: Construction begins on affordable farmworker family housing in Sonoma County – June 15, 2016

The Press Democrat: LGBT seniors face unique challenges in Sonoma County – June 2, 2016

Petaluma Argus-Courier:  Advocating for Petaluma’s LGBT seniors – May 29, 2016

Sonoma County Gazette: Affordable Farmworker Housing comes to Sonoma County – May 26, 2016

The Press Democrat: Sandy and Joan Weill donate $185 million to new UCSF neuroscience institute – April 25, 2016

North Bay Business Journal: Chandi family to open third downtown Santa Rosa restaurant – April 11, 2016

The Press Democrat: Santa Rosa program eases autistic adults into life’s daily routines – March 13, 2016

The Press Democrat: 24 women who shaped the North Coast – March 10, 2016

North Bay Business Journal: New Santa Rosa program for autism aids mainstream transition – March 7, 2016

The Press Democrat: People on the move at Redwood Credit Union, Northern California Medical Associates and more … – March 6, 2016

The Press Democrat: Marv Soiland, key figure in development of Sonoma County, dies at 88 – February 8, 2016

The Press Democrat: Santa Rosa couple’s support of Community Foundation is their way to help Sonoma County – January 29, 2016

2015

2014

The Press Democrat: People on the move at Truett-Hurst, Exchange Bank and more – November 29, 2014

The Press Democrat: State superintendent lauds programs at Santa Rosa’s Piner High School – October 3, 2014

Sonoma County Gazette: Riverkeeper Stewardship Park in Guerneville OPENS October 18 – September 22, 2014

The Press Democrat: A land for learning – August 12, 2014

The Press Democrat: Locals remember Maya Angelou (w/video) – May 28, 2014

The Press Democrat: Championing community – May 23, 2014

Sonoma County Gazette: Red Cross launches Team Firestopper in Roseland – May 21, 2014

Inside Philanthropy: Resilience is Hot Among Climate Funders. Here’s Who Is Out Front Prepping for Doom – May 5, 2014

The Press Democrat: Spay-a-thon aims at reducing backlog – February 23, 2014

2013

Sonoma County Gazette: Sonoma State University: The Preserves Project – Soundscape – December 20, 2013

The Press Democrat: Sonoma County Arts Council broke, lays off staff – October 17, 2013

The Press Democrat: Sonoma County animal control debuts mobile spay-and-neuter van – January 9, 2013

2012

The Press Democrat: Six prominent Sonoma County philanthropists join deal – November 9, 2012

2011

Napa Valley Register: These women put ‘used’ grapes to good use – November 17, 2011

Becker’s Hospital Review: 5 Hospitals That Exited Bankruptcy in 2010 – January 5, 2011

2010

San Francisco Chronicle: Art and design’s staying power – July 1, 2010

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